I feel successful when the writing goes well. This lasts five minutes. Once, when I was number one on the bestseller list, I also felt successful. That lasted three minutes.

— Jacqueline Briskin

The most undeniable Jacqueline Briskin quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual

Don't take anyone else's definition of success as your own. (This is easier said than done.)


It takes most of us a long time to learn our craft. So keep at it. Don't give up.


To me, the act of writing itself is infinitely more important than any success I have achieved through it. Not that I'm knocking success, but after all, I'm the person locked in front of my TRS 80 anywhere from eight to twelve hours a day.